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HP SAUCE

Hi, Does anyone know where to buy HP sauce in Philadelphia? Thanks!

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      1. re: mmm212

        I have seen it in regular grocery store like Acme, but only in the Kosher section ...

    1. They have it at Superfresh on Delaware Ave in the international isle

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      1. re: Bigley9

        Ugg! I was just there, forgot to check. Thanks

      2. The specialty store in Reading Terminal Market has it.
        I think it's called Johnathans Best (http://www.jonathansbest.com/)

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        1. Yes, Wegman's has a nice little section of British foods like HP sauce, curries, Flake bars, biscuits, etc. Was just at the Collegeville location looking for the McCann's steel cut oatmeal and it was in this section.

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          1. re: 94Bravo

            good to know. To buy it online I would have had to pay $16 in shipping for 1 bottle

            1. re: mmm212

              Amazon has it for significantly cheaper. Recently they've started offering a lot of British foods like HP Sauce, various Heinz products only available in the UK (potato and leek soup, beans, curried beans, salad cream) and the prices are very reasonable. I think the HP sauce was 4 bottles for $16 and the Heinz stuff was 12 cans for about $20.

              1. re: mikerichi

                Is it cheaper after you figure in shipping?

                1. re: cwdonald

                  It ships from the US so it's eligible for Super Saver (free shipping) as long as you spend at least $25. I think I read that whoever makes HP and the UK-only Heinz products now has a manufacturing facility in the US (maybe north Jersey?) so that could explain why the stuff is able to ship from the US.

                  1. re: mikerichi

                    I worked for the exclusive importer of Heinz UK and HP (owned by Heinz) products. The company is based in CA and is the supplier of those items to Amazon. All of the products are made in the UK.
                    The HP Sauces made in the UK have white caps on them. If you see HP Sauce with a blue cap (and a different formula), it is being made in Englewood, NJ where Lea & Perrins is made.

                    1. re: cheesewit

                      The blue cap is the one labeled "HP Steak Sauce" and basically tastes like Lea & Perrins, right? Nice that the importer is able to get the UK-made goods to Amazon cheaply enough that the price is almost as cheap as US made goods.

            2. re: 94Bravo

              Off track, but my husband is addicted to McCann's Steel Cut Oatmeal -- he makes it in the rice cooker almost every morning. It's now available in a lot of stores: Fresh Market, Genuardi's, and even in WalMart in Willow Grove.

              Wegman's ethnic cuisine section is positively awesome.

              1. re: PattiCakes

                FYI, you can get steel-cut oats (a.k.a. pinhead oats) in the bulk section at Whole Foods, they're a lot cheaper that way.

                1. re: Buckethead

                  hot damn! Thanks, Bucket -- I spend a small fortune keeping the Mr. in his steel cut oats.

                  1. re: PattiCakes

                    SO loves McCann's too. How do you do it in the rice cooker?

                    1. re: cook262

                      About a year ago, I sprung for a Zojurushi "neuro fuzzy" rice cooker that has a porridge setting. One of the best small appliance investments I've ever made. Hubby uses half water, half milk, a pat of butter, a cap-full of Mexican vanilla, a pinch of Penzey's baking spice and a handful of dried raisins/blueberries/cranberries. You dump it all in, set the cooker, then wait about a half hour. Magic.

                      It also makes great rice and stupendous risotto.

                      1. re: PattiCakes

                        our house too! love that rice cooker!

                        1. re: Bigley9

                          I loved it so much that I got the smaller model for my daughter & SIL. Now he is hooked on the steel-cut oatmeal as well. One of these days I'll have to get them to branch out into the other stuff. If you don't have it already, I highly recommend this book: http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Rice-C...

                          Contact me off line if you want to trade rice cooker info.

                          1. re: PattiCakes

                            Thanks...appreciate both the 'how to' for the oatmeal as well as the book rec. Went to Amazon and it looks interesting.

                  2. re: Buckethead

                    Trader Joe's has McCann's, too, but probably not as cheap per-unit as Whole Foods bulk.

              2. My husband adores HP Sauce and puts it on everything. Usually after he's had a few beers and on food it doesn't belong. He gets mad when I tell him it tastes like A-1 steak sauce. :-)

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                1. re: ssturn

                  Me, too! I put HP on everything - eggs, potatoes, liver, burgers, you name it.
                  We go to B.C. a few times a year and I get a gallon each trip, well four big
                  bottles anyway. I like A-1, too. I see it in the stores around here but it's the
                  chintzy little glass bottles and they ask almost 5 bucks for it. Heintz has enough
                  money.

                2. It is at Jonathan's Best in the RTM

                  1. According to this, it's now made in the Netherlands :

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_Sauce

                    When I lived in Montreal, one always saw this instead of A1. Apparently there are now "frutier" variations (Chicken and Rib) as well as a "Bolder" formula.

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                    1. re: phillyjazz

                      Ok my interest was peaked and I, with no trouble, found HP at all my local stores and I purchased a bottle. On first tastes I seem to like A-1 but that could just be what I am familiar wtih. If anyone would like to refine my tastes a bit; could you share with me what you feel are the differences and/or why HP?

                      1. re: Bacchus101

                        Original formula HP Sauce (now made in the Netherlands) does not use HFCS. The formula still uses tamarind. As I posted earlier, the authentic/original formulation comes in a white capped bottle. The US version (made with HFCS) has a blue cap.

                        1. re: cheesewit

                          Speaking of Tamarind, Pickapeppa is a good sauce to try if you like HP. From Jamaica (but not very hot at all) it should certainly be considered among the A1 / HP category.

                          1. re: cheesewit

                            White cap bottle definitely available in Wegman's, both the original and the fruity.

                        2. re: phillyjazz

                          Yes, it is now made in the Netherlands.